Damascus, VA Population

Population: 981. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,083 (+10.4% change)
Males: 454 (46.3%), Females: 527 (53.7%)

Washington County

Zip code: 24236

Median resident age: 45.3 years
Median household income: $19,886
Median house value: $62,000

Races in Damascus:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.9%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (26.3%), German (8.5%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Elevation: 1928 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Damascus

  • High school or higher: 59.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Damascus town

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+6.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Damascus:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Damascus:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 44 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 68 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 92 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Damascus:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damascus:

  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 60 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 78 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)

Schools

Public high school in Damascus:

  • HOLSTON HIGH (Students: 323; Location: 21308 MONROE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Damascus:

  • DAMASCUS MIDDLE (Students: 228; Location: 32101 GOVERNMENT RD; Grades: 06 – 08)